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Anyone out there running this setup ? What is the best Windows Server setup to keep it running smooth ?

Thans

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Er... Linux? For stability, freeness and betterness. 'nuf said. –  Bojangles Mar 22 '11 at 10:38
    
I agree, and would be using the LAMP box I am working on... except im being forced to migrate ALL LAMP projects to a windoze box... :/ –  swinhoe Mar 22 '11 at 13:46
    
Aww :-( I feel your pain. –  Bojangles Mar 22 '11 at 14:10

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Erm...Server 2008 R2 64-bit is a bit of a generic answer but it's the right one, if you want the best Windows server release, well that's it. Obviously you'll have to decide the particular version (Standard, Enterprise etc.) for your system but that's the only answer I think you'll get.

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I very much like the product USBWebserver: http://www.usbwebserver.net/en/ This package combines PHP and MySQL (+ PhpMyAdmin) in one simple package. Simply start the .exe and the product starts php and mysql on your system.

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Try Xampp. It is easy and smooth running on all platforms. Check this out.

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On a Windows Server ? is that the best option ? Is it robust enough ? –  swinhoe Mar 22 '11 at 10:58
    
I will vote +1 for Wamp over Xampp –  jimy Mar 22 '11 at 11:19
    
Im using WAMP fine on my local dev machine, but its not a soluition for a live production box... –  swinhoe Mar 22 '11 at 14:35

You can use Wamp the best tool for Apache, PHP, Mysql. I am using it since 3 years its great so far

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For production? VMWare and LAMP? Did you take a look at how to solve the security issues in Xampp/Wamp?

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This is why I cannot use it... :( –  swinhoe Mar 22 '11 at 13:47